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Murder charges filed in fatal shooting of Wayne State University officer

DETROIT -- A 31-year-old man has been charged with murder and other crimes in the fatal shooting of a college police officer in Detroit.

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DeAngelo Davis Michigan State Police

DeAngelo Davis is accused of shooting Collin Rose, 29, in the head when the Wayne State University officer tried to arrest him Tuesday. Prosecutors say Davis then fled on foot and was taken into custody several hours later.

Davis was charged Friday with first-degree murder, murder of a police officer and gun crimes. Prosecutor Kym Worthy says he has a felony record.

Davis will appear in court Friday. Officials have not said if a lawyer has been appointed to speak on behalf of Davis.

Rose was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from vehicles near the Wayne State campus. The prosecutor says he was “respected” and “admired.”

Fatal shootings of police have skyrocketed in 2016. This year alone, 60 officers have been shot and killed --  including 20 in ambushes --  a 67 percent increase over last year.

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